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September 10, 2020, It's been a busy week

September 10, 2020


Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:

It has been a busy week as we navigated remote learning for students for the first time. We appreciate the support and patience from all as students, staff, and families partnered in this new experience. The notes of gratitude from families have been greatly appreciated by staff. Each day has brought more and more success and our students are quickly learning how to navigate their devices, while teachers are trying out new ways to use the devices to connect students and build learning experiences for all. 
We thought families might enjoy some photos of “what’s happening” at East and then please read on for information about what’s ahead for the upcoming week!



Looking Ahead

The schedule for the week of September 14th for grades 1-4 is below:
Monday, 9/14 Tuesday, 9/15 Wednesday, 9/16
Early Release @ 12:05PM
Thursday, 9/17 Friday, 9/18
X cohort @East X cohort @East Y cohort @East(dismissal at 12:05PM) Y cohort  @East No School
Rosh Hashanah
Y cohort remote Y cohort remote X cohort remote (until 12:05PM) X cohort remote

*** FOR KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES: All kindergarten students will continue to attend school daily on their half-day, AM (X cohort) or PM (Y cohort) schedule. Please note that on Wednesday, September 16th, the Kindergarten Y cohort (PM kindergarten) will attend school at East from 1:05-3:35PM. The Kindergarten X cohort will have no school on that day. 

Virtual Open House @ East

We are looking forward to our upcoming virtual Open House evenings for parents and guardians to learn more about our curriculum and classroom programs. Open House for grades 3-4 will be held on Tuesday, September 15th following the schedule below. (Zoom links will be provided by your child’s teacher for the classroom presentations.) The opening presentation at 6:30PM will be hosted by our administration and will include an overview of our specials program (art, music, PE, library media, ICT, science, Spanish). We hope you will begin the evening there and then proceed to the virtual classroom presentations.

OPEN HOUSE, Grades 3-4, Tuesday, September 15, 2020

6:30PM Welcome Presentation and Specials Area Overview (Zoom link to come!) 7:00PM Grade 3 Classroom presentations 7:35PM Grade 4 Classroom presentations
(Parents of grade 3 students participating in the strings program will receive an invitation to a Zoom parent session with Mr. Levitin that will follow the grade 3 classroom presentations.)
Stay tuned next week for details regarding the Open House for grades K-2 that is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Remote Learning Expectations and Guidelines - Gentle Reminders

  • As we continue with our days of remote learning this week, please keep in mind that students are expected to log into their class Zoom link by 9:05AM each day and follow their teacher’s instruction and the class schedule throughout the full day.

  • Attendance is taken each morning and following transitions to ensure students are present and engaged at home throughout the day. Children will be marked absent if they are not present remotely for the instruction throughout the day. 

  • If your child is unable to participate in remote learning on a given day, please call the Attendance line at school to report your child absent and indicate the reason.   

  • If your child experiences difficulties with their school issued device, please contact the district technology team by sending an email with your child’s name, grade, building and issue to

Thanks for your partnership and support,

Kristine Woleck
East School Principal

Maura Fruin
East School Assistant Principal

Phone | 203-594-4200 • Office Hours | 8:00am - 4:00pm